Dr. Jeremy B. Green: Erasing Scars on all Skin Tones

By Michelle Alford on August 2, 2012 in Heroes
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h10Jeremy B. Green, MD, is an Assistant professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology. After graduating with honors from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, he trained and served as Chief Resident at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology. In addition, he completed advanced fellowship training in laser and cosmetic surgery at SkinCare Physicians in Boston, Massachusetts, with clinical faculty from Harvard and Yale University Departments of Dermatology.

He’s published numerous articles in journals such as Dermatologic SurgeryCosmetic Dermatology, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and Dermatology Times, and has lectured both nationally and internationally on laser and light-based treatments.

Dr. Green chose to become a dermatologist because of the impact dermatology had on his own life. “As a teenager, I had very horrible acne,” he explains. “It was quite severe. I required Accutane treatment for two cycles. This had a tremendous psychological impact on me and really showed me the influence that a physician can have on a patient’s life.”

One patient stands out to him because of his own experiences. “Many parents are hesitant to start their children on Accutane, but it’s the best treatment we have for severe acne. Unfortunately, when patients aren’t started at an appropriate time, permanent scarring can result. One particular patient I recall had a very strained relationship with his parents because he blamed them for his severe acne scars. I can sympathize having suffered through severe acne as a teenager. After a series of five fractional laser treatments, I see a complete turnaround in him as a person: he holds his head high, he is exercising and has put on weight, he’s interacting with his parents in a more positive fashion. So it’s really gratifying for to me to see how laser treatments can have an affect on a young person’s self-esteem and quality of life.”

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